verb (used with object)
Origin of sector
Examples from the Web for sector
Contemporary Examples of sector
There were now five British corps in the British sector, and five American corps in the American sector.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
This addition ultimately “reactivated” that sector of the city.Frank Gehry Is Architecture’s Mad Genius
October 27, 2014
This is a problem where every sector, including governments and NGOs, need to work together on the solutions.How Your Company Can End Violence Against Girls
October 9, 2014
Having finally re-joined the main body of the Ukrainian forces, the beleaguered defenders of Sector D were evacuated.
The withdrawal from Sector D leaves several other border crossings open.
Historical Examples of sector
To that sector we will now turn to review the course of events.
With the middle of February a lull set in in this sector of the front.
He was specifically after the Med Service history of all the planets in this sector.Pariah Planet
In two days the French took over 350 prisoners in this sector.
A great number of guns were concentrated by the Germans in this sector.
Word Origin for sector
1560s, "section of a circle between two radii," from Late Latin sector "section of a circle," in classical Latin "a cutter, one who cuts," from sectus, past participle of secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Translated Greek tomeus in Latin editions of Archimedes. Meaning "area, division" appeared 1920, generalized from military sense (1916) of "part of a front," based on a circle centered on a headquarters. As a verb from 1884. Related: Sectoral; sectorial.